Crescent Shawl Crochet Pattern: Amarie

Amarie is a crochet pattern for a light and lacy crescent-shaped wrap. It's worked in two colors of stripes in varying widths. Download the pattern today.

Amarie  is a crochet pattern for a light and lacy crescent-shaped wrap. It’s worked in two colors of stripes in varying widths. The pattern is written in US crochet terms and includes 3 pages of written instructions and photographs. Download the pattern now. To work a two-color shawl as pictured, you’ll need about 400 yards of light fingering weight yarn in each color. I crocheted the sample pictured here with Swans Island Fingering yarn. This wrap is also a great pattern to work in a gradient or variegated yarn. Pattern: Amarie Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Ready for Winter

Baby, it's still cold outside! This free crochet pattern is not just for the holidays. It's a quick and easy pattern, so in almost no time at all your little one can have an adorable hat that will keep him or her cozy all winter long.

Baby, it’s still cold outside! This adorable toddler stocking cap is not just for the holidays. It’s a quick, easy, and free crochet pattern, so in almost no time at all your little one can have an adorable hat that will keep him or her cozy all winter long. Let’s go outside and play! Find the free pattern here. Pattern: Ready for Santa Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

The Making of the Spill Crochet Shawl

Curious about the specifics on how the Spill crochet shawl is constructed and stitch counts configured? Here I share the details of my design process.

The Spill crochet shawl is a crescent shape with a pattern worked in rows. It uses simple stitches: single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch. The pattern incorporates short rows on one side of the shawl so that the color shifts of the yarn (or stripes, if using multiple yarns) are off-center. Even though the design is simple, you can yield some dramatic results when you pair it with a showcasing yarn. I’ve had some people wondering about the specifics on how the shawl is constructed and how I came up with the stitch counts in the pattern. There … read more

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern: Spill

Spill is a shawl worked in rows in a gradient yarn, with short rows used to create a gradual, off-center color change. Crochet it with a long color-shifting yarn, or use a few different colors to create asymmetrical stripes.

Crochet your own eye-catching lace shawl with this free pattern. Spill  is a shawl worked in rows in a gradient yarn, with short rows used to create a gradual, off-center color change.  Crochet it with a long color-shifting yarn, or use a few different colors to create asymmetrical stripes. The finished shawl is a crescent shape that measures about 48” (122 cm) along the inside curve and about 14” (35.5 cm) deep in the center. This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. Includes 3 pages of written instructions and photographs. Download the FREE pattern now. The … read more

Crochet Men’s Scarf Pattern: Parquet

Parquet is a triangular crochet scarf with a textured wooden pattern, created using post stitches. A unique and visually striking accessory for men and women.

Parquet  is a triangular crochet scarf, with a textured wooden pattern that’s created using post stitches. It’s an intermediate-level pattern worked in sections, with each section worked perpendicular to the last. A unique and visually striking accessory for men and women. Finished scarf measures about 45” wide and 21” deep. It uses just one skein of Madelinetosh Prairie yarn, but you can use any lace or fingering weight yarn you like. I’d recommend sticking to a solid or semi-solid color for this one, because of the intricacy of the design. It includes post stitches and back-loop … read more

How to Block Lace Crochet

Blocking lace crochet is a wonderful way to finish your work and enhance your project's stitch design. Here's the simple 3-step process that I use.

When you block a lace crochet item, your project has a more finished look and the stitch design is enhanced. Blocking knit and crochet items opens up the stitches to give the pattern more definition. You can use blocking to define points for a more distinct shape. It also helps the finished item conform to the expected dimensions. It can help that sweater fit better or that shawl drape nicely. I have a pretty simple process when it comes to blocking lace crochet projects, or any project for that matter. There are many ways that knitters and crocheters “block” their finished items. … read more

Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Ready for Santa

With this quick and free crochet stocking cap pattern, your little one is ready for their first visit from Santa! Adorable on any little boy or girl.

Make a fun and festive stocking cap for your toddler this season with this FREE crochet pattern. This girl is ready for her first visit from Santa! Your little one can be too, with this simple pattern that looks just adorable on any little boy or girl. The brim is really fluffy, but it’s so quick and easy. It only takes one round of single crochet with the super-soft and bulky fur yarn. Pair the fur yarn with a worsted weight yarn in one or more colors, and here’s a fun project that works up in just one evening. Perfect for photo shoots, … read more

Crochet Scarf Pattern: Infinite Lifelines

Infinite Lifelines is a looped scarf with cool, wavy stripes. Wear it long or wrap it twice around your neck for extra warmth. Download the crochet pattern.

Infinite Lifelines  is a looped scarf with cool, wavy stripes. Wear it long or wrap it twice around your neck for extra warmth. This scarf is crocheted using dk-weight yarn in two colors. The variety of stitches and fun, curvy lines means this project won’t feel monotonous or boring. The pattern is worked in joined rows to form a long tube, but if you want a regular rectangular scarf you can simply work in rows without joining. You can download the pattern here. Pattern: Infinite Lifelines Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

Blue Bridal Lace Crochet Scarf

I love crocheting lacy scarves or shawls for new brides. I made this Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf for a dear friend on her special day.

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a friend’s bridal shower. Her wedding last weekend was Dr. Who themed, complete with original skit, and everything was silver and sapphire blue. What a memorable ceremony! I love crocheting lacy scarves or shawls for new brides. I made her the Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf with just one skein of blue Malabrigo Lace yarn and this wonderful free pattern from Make My Day Creative. The project was one of this month’s crochet-alongs in the very active Ravelry Crochet Shoulder Wrappers group.  This pattern was quick and enjoyable, and the finished scarf is so light and airy. Pattern: Summer Sprigs Lace … read more

Crochet Shawl Pattern: Dragonwing

Wrap yourself in a mystical beast's wing with this fantastical crochet pattern. Dragonwing is a uniquely shaped lace shawl designed to make you feel transported to a magical world.

Wrap yourself in a mystical beast’s wing with this fantastical crochet pattern. Dragonwing  is a uniquely shaped lace shawl designed to make you feel transported to a magical world. The asymmetrical shawl is worked from end to end, so it grows deeper as you add rows. The pattern is divided into sections, but each section is added directly to the last with no seaming required. This shawl was designed to use just one 950-yard skein of lace weight yarn. It also looks great in fingering weight yarn; simply eliminate the last section if your … read more

Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern: Bistro Beanie

Stitch a comfy new accessory with the Bistro Beanie crochet pattern. Relax in style with this casual slouch hat. A hot cuppa and a good book are optional.

Stitch a comfy new accessory with the Bistro Beanie  crochet pattern. Relax in style with this casual slouch hat.  A hot cuppa and a good book are optional, but recommended. The hat is quick to make and the stitch pattern is simple, which makes this a great project for on-the-go crocheting. I also like to crochet while enjoying a good audiobook or TV show. It’s always nice to have a small project that doesn’t require your full attention, but is more than just row after row of nothing but single crochet. A richly colored yarn, like the Tosh Merino DK that … read more

Crochet Handspun Shawl: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Life, the Universe, and Everything is an attractive and cozy handspun shawl. I stitched it using handspun yarn and a free, easy-to-follow crochet pattern.

Life, the Universe, and Everything  is an attractive and cozy handspun shawl. I stitched it using handspun yarn and a free, easy-to-follow pattern. The Crochet Shoulder Wrappers group on Ravelry is a very active, friendly, and energetic group of crafters. They have at least three crochet-alongs (CALs) every month, and anyone can participate. It’s a fun way to discover new designs and enjoy the crochet community. Plus, if you need help at any point in the pattern or are interested in advice on how to change something, there’s a community of people to help you or offer opinions. I participated … read more